The introductory "The Waiting" features chirring pads, sparingly used dub elements and lets you get acquainted with your companion on this half-hour long journey through emotion, melancholia and passion: Philipp Weigl. "Strangers" comes up with a set of rich pads, a nicely delayed piano pattern and minimal, straight-line beats. Like in "While You're Sleeping", Weigl's voice is skillfully incorporated into mix and arrangement, thus creating a calm but elusive atmosphere. In "Sometimes You Lose" an alienesque voice is accompanied by predominant pads and a deep, wobbling bassline, while the slow-motion title track "Common Cause" makes use of clearer drawn vocal lines and completes a thoroughly intense and thought-provoking listening experience.
July 3, 2005 Subject:
Outstanding atmospheric release fusing elements of IDM, dub, house, and emotional melodies. The title track "Common Cause" is a slowing-moving, moody piece. "Sometimes You Lose" is a classic instance of house music with driving beats. "Strangers" is quick paced IDM with heavy bass-lines and catchy melodies. "While You're Sleeping" is a minimal electronic composition of relaxing keyboards and bass with a slight melancholic quality. "The Waiting" is a down tempo track providing a brooding but forceful dub-inspired intro.